Gerrish Peaks

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The Gerrish Peaks (74°40′S 111°42′W / 74.667°S 111.700°W / -74.667; -111.700Coordinates: 74°40′S 111°42′W / 74.667°S 111.700°W / -74.667; -111.700) are a line of eroded rock peaks standing 4 nautical miles (7 km) southeast of Hunt Bluff on the west side of Bear Peninsula, Walgreen Coast, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. The feature was first photographed from the air by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in January 1947, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Samuel D. Gerrish, an ionospheric physics researcher at Byrd Station, 1966.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Gerrish Peaks" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).